Archive for April, 2006

Friday Fashion Hotlist | 4.28.06

Issue XXXVIII of the Friday Fashion Hotlist: a weekly compilation of the
cutest and coolest stuff Style Intelligence Report saw out there this
week.

This
week, we’re heading to the beach with a cute eyelet bikini for women and a colorblocked pair of board shorts for men!

For women:

 

J Crew Eyelet Bikini Top
Eyelet Bikini Top | $48 at J Crew

J Crew Eyelet Bikini Bottom
Eyelet Bikini Bottom | $46 at J Crew


And for men:

Armani Exchange Colorblock Board Short
 
Colorblock Board Short| $48 at A|X

 

Add comment April 28th, 2006

Ready Made Outfit: Sexy Secretary By Night

Gone are the days when secretaries covered up their entire bodies when going into to the office. Not only do real secretaries dress less conservatively these days, many women who aren’t even secretaries sport the look. According to Style Bytes, the secretary look isn’t dead…so here’s our rendition that’s more suitable for a wine bar than for the cubicle.

Fashion Formula for the Sexy Secretary= Plum Cardigan + Short sleeved White Shirt +  Pencil Skirt + Peep-toe Pumps.

purple cardigan

Caslon Dolman Sleeve Cardigan | $44.90 (sale) at Nordstrom

DVF shirt

Diane von Furstenberg "Vespa" Cap Sleeve Shirt | $145 at Nordstrom


Asymmetrical Slit Pencil Skirt

Asymmetrical Slit Pencil Skirt | $89 at Bebe 


Kate Spade \"Giselle\" Sandal

Kate Spade "Giselle" Sandal | $275 at Nordstrom


2 comments April 28th, 2006

Coral Necklace

Coral Necklace Designer Bakhitah Imani combines coral chips and freshwater pearls to create this unique necklace.

$80 at Pretty Girls Wear Pearls.

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[Sponsored Post] Ready Made Outfit: Life’s a Beach

Summer’s almost here, which means it’s time to get your wardrobe beach-ready.  Whether you’re a serious swimmer or you just want to work on your tan, CoutureCandy’s got you covered…figuratively speaking, that is.

Fashion Formula = Sunglasses + Airy Sweater + Bikini Top + Cropped Pant.

Oliver Peoples Gold Mirrored Commander Sunglasses
Oliver Peoples Gold Mirrored Commander Sunglasses | $325 at CoutureCandy

Gold Hawk Crochet Tie Sweater
Gold Hawk Crochet Tie Sweater | $142 at CoutureCandy

French Fifty Maya Bay Halter Top
French Fifty Maya Bay Halter Top | $75 at CoutureCandy

PunkTure Cropped Jean
PunkTure Cropped Jean | $175 at CoutureCandy


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Add comment April 27th, 2006

Trendscape: Shorts in Plaids and Prints

 

 
Women may have gone plaid-crazy with their tops, (check out Trendscape: Pretty in Plaid)  but for men, it’s the shorts that have been splashed with plaids and  vibrant prints that are perfect for the spring and summertime.  This can definitely add a little pizzazz to the neutral (and sometimes yawn-worthy) palette that are in great abundance in the average Joe’s wardrobe.

 

Madras Plaid Short | $49.50 at Banana Republic

 


Paul Frank Doug Short | $56 at Urban Outfitters

 


Bermuda Patchwork Madras Cargo Shorts | $58 at J. Crew

Santorini Stripe Bermuda | $78 at Modern Amusement

 


Rosasen Baxter Argyle Shorts | $88 at RevolveClothing.com

 


Junya Watanabe Bermudas | $258 at Yoox.com

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Norma Kamali Short Sleeve Hoody

Norma Kamali Short Sleeve Hoody
Love the puffed half-sleeves and the kangaroo pockets…very Casual Chic.

Also available in grey.

$175 at Intermix.

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Blogger Profile: Andy Knight of Denimology

Denimology What’s new in the world of denim?  Omiru got the scoop from Andy Knight of Denimology, a new UK-based site that brings you news and reviews of the best premium and vintage denim.

Omiru: What do you think about the future of the premium denim industry?  

Andy: I don’t think that the premium denim industry is going anywhere soon. I predict that more niche denim manufacturers will start producing products such as Cheap Monday’s budget premium denim collection priced at around $50 for punk looking skinny jeans or PRPS who produce super high end ($300+) highly distressed denim for men.

O: What’s up next for premium denim brands?

A: This year, women are going to see less faded, distressed, bootcut jeans and more super skinny dark jeans like those from J Brand. Men’s collections are also going to see more heavy dry unwashed selvage denim such as the Nudie Dry Denim range.

O: What’s your take on why premium denim skyrocketed in popularity over the last half decade?

A: Consumers were sick of being sold poor fitting jeans made of low quality denim that made everyone look like a grease monkey. Female consumers quickly realized, with the arrival of premium denim, that it was worth paying the extra money for a pair of jeans that made you look fantastic and that you could dress up or down. And men, of course, enjoyed looking at the women that were wearing those premium jeans.

O: What inspired you to start Denimology?

A: I was spending a lot of time searching for the perfect pair of jeans. I thought, "Surely I can’t be the only person like this," so I started a blog for all the other denim addicts out there.

O: Tell us about Denimology.

A: Denimology is dedicated to denim addicts everywhere.  It is updated a couple of times a week with the latest news and photos of premium and vintage denim.

O: Anything we forgot to ask?

A: What’s my current favourite pair of jeans? Nudie Regular Ralf Dry Selvage.

Read more about denim at http://www.denimology.co.uk/.

1 comment April 26th, 2006

Sunny Side Up Necklace

Sunny Side Up Necklace The handmade three-layer 16" necklace is made of sterling silver chain, citrine, peridot, and turquoise gemstones.

Part of designer Laurel Denise’s "Color Me Happy" collection.

$90 at Laurel Denise.

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Ready Made Outfit: Trying Not to Match

If you think trying to match clothes is hard, try trying to NOT match them. “How
does that make sense,” you’re thinking. “I thought the point of mismatching is that you don’t care enough about style to take the time to put together corresponding ensembles.” Although in the past matching clothing was synonymous with caring about fashion, today there’s a certain style to the I-look-like-I-just-threw-on-these-clothes-in-the-
dark-but-I-really-spent-quality-time-hand-picking-them look.

When mismatching your outfit, remember that it still has to look somewhat put-together. Yes, the point is to look like you threw on your outfit in the dark, but no, it’s not supposed to make you look like you could care less about what you’re sporting. Our favorite mismatched look? Don a big, colorful skirt and with a vintage rocker tee, a fashion formula courtesy of our fellow fashionista Agathe at Style Bytes.

Ramones tee

Ramones Modal Tee | $28 at Urban Outfitters

Nordstrom skirt

Nanette Lepore Big Pocket Skirt | $280 at Nordstrom

Add comment April 26th, 2006

Trendscape: Peek-a-Boo with Peep Toe Flats

If it’s been a while since you got a pedicure, head to the salon because peep-toe flats are making a comeback. We love it–this trend is at the intersection of comfortable and chic! Fellow fashion bloggers at Shoewawa and Style Tribe have also taken note, so its time to follow their (and our) lead. Here’s a few varieties to get your stylish journey started.

Bruno Magli flat

Bruno Magli “Parma” Flat | $210 at Nordstrom 

 

Anthropologie Moto Peep Toe Flats

Moto Peep Toe Flats | $118 at Anthropologie

OU ankle strap

Dolce Vita Ankle Strap Flat | $98 at Urban Outfitters 

 

UO Grommet Flat

Dolce Vita Grommet Flat | $98 at Urban Outfitters 

 

3 comments April 25th, 2006

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